|Author (Corporate)||European Commission, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy|
|Series Details||SWD (2021) 729|
Joint Staff Working Document (JSWD) published on 23 June 2021 by the European Commission and the EU's High-Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, comprising the fifth progress report on the implementation of the 2016 Joint Framework on countering hybrid threats and the 2018 Joint Communication on increasing resilience and bolstering capabilities to address hybrid threats.
The Joint Framework on countering hybrid threats recognises the trans-boundary, complex nature of hybrid threats and proposes a whole-of-government approach to strengthening the overall resilience of societies across the European Union. The Joint Communication on increasing resilience and bolstering capabilities to address hybrid threats also acknowledges the need for the European Union (EU) to reinforce national efforts in strengthening resilience to these threats.
This fifth progress report takes stock of developments made since July 2020 on the full spectrum of actions laid out by both frameworks. It documents the magnitude of policy areas that are relevant for countering hybrid threats, their interconnectedness, and the importance of continuing in applying and further intensifying the whole-of-government and whole-of society approach. As a whole, the progress reported on in all relevant areas shows the continued efforts that are ongoing at EU level to increase our situational awareness, improve our resilience across all critical sectors, and to be able to recover from and adequately respond to hybrid attacks.
|Subject Categories||Security and Defence|
|Subject Tags||Hybrid Warfare|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|